Concept of democracy

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Excerpt from “I am free” by David Icke, photo “Austrian communists”
…Oh, I’m a Christian, a Muslim, a Socialist, a Republican, a Pagan. We have to be something instead of being someone – ourselves. We also ask people we meet what they “do” for a living because we think this will give us a fix on “who” they are. You are a stockbroker and you are a miner, and you are a road sweeper. We judge people and ourselves, not by what we are, but by what we own or by what we “do”. Someone who makes millions by abusing the planet and great swathes of humanity every day by decisions they make in the global stock markets (casinos) are considered to be successful. While others who do no-one any harm, and indeed may strive to help people and give love to the world, are considered a failure if they happen to work in a low-paid job or be “unemployed”.

We are not “stockbrokers”, “miners”, or “road sweepers”. These are merely roles we play on the stage of life. A stockbroker today could be a pauper tomorrow. Our “role” is not “us”, just as the character that an actor plays is not the actor’s real persona. Our jobs and “roles” are a temporary vehicle for experience, that is all. We are like actors who think the movie is real and we have taken on the personalities described in someone else’s script. We think the role is “us”.
One enormous diversion that we have allowed to confuse us so effectively is the concept of democracy. We have accepted that democracy is another word for freedom. Like hell it is. Democracy is not freedom, it is a dictatorship camouflaged as freedom. The same force controls, directly or indirectly, every major political party and movement. It created most of them. When you vote at an election, you are choosing between different aspects of the same force. The money and the media decide who becomes president and the money and the media are owned and controlled by the same people.
I am told that Communism (the far Left) is different from Nazism (the far Right). The idea is ludicrous. The far Left, as symbolised by Josef Stalin, believes in centralised control, military dictatorship, and concentration camps. The far Right, as symbolised by Adolf Hitler, believes in centralised control, military dictatorship, and concentration camps. Spot the difference? Of course not. When you peel away the smokescreen rhetoric, they are the same. Communism and Nazism did not fight for freedom in the Second World War; it was a battle to decide which aspect of the same thought pattern would control the vast lands of Eastern Europe.
I see “Socialists” claiming to be different from “Capitalists”. At their core they are not. Socialism believes in taking more and more from the Earth and using these “resources” to produce more and more “things” at the expense of the planet. Capitalism believes in taking more and more from the Earth and using these “resources” to produce more and more “things” at the expense of the planet. Socialism believes that this production should be controlled by the few at the centre who dictate the economic policy. Capitalism believes in the survival of the strongest, which leads to control by the few at the centre, who dictate economic policy. On the fundamentals, they are two sides of the same thought wave and yet socialism and capitalism are portrayed as opposite dogmas offering an alternative view.
My own experience of “Nazi” behaviour has almost always come from those claiming to be “anti-Nazis”. The anti-fascist fascists are a wonder to behold. The mental gymnastics and self-delusion required for such a state of mind defies the imagination.

Galina Toktalieva

Kyrgyzstan-born author residing in Graz, Austria

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